| Part 11: The Choice Is Yours |
STEP THREE: Make Your Decision
As you have learned throughout this site, all people have eternal souls and there is only one of two places yours will reside for all eternity, either the glory of heaven or the torment of hell. The choice is yours alone to make and God will honour your decision. We implore you to carefully and objectively evaluate the evidence for yourself and choose wisely because you won’t get a second chance.
Your time is short. Remember, you’re now living in the Tribulation which means there’s no guarantee that you will be alive tomorrow. If you put off making a decision, you may end up spending all eternity in the lake of fire purely due to procrastination. Yet right now you are holding all the evidence you need to receive eternal life, so we implore you to make the decision today, right now.
All governments will soon be subject to the Antichrist as the one-world governmental leader, and as outlined above, his objectives are not in your best interests. Many will come, including political leaders, religious authorities and various other ‘experts’ with the world’s wisdom as to why millions of people have just mysteriously vanished.
Their devised theories are something that we can only speculate on, but it could be anything from aliens to the CERN to cosmic phenomenon or anything in between. They will present you with very convincing explanations and create ‘evidence’ to support their false claims.
They may generate strikingly real holographic images/signs in the skies or even produce ‘aliens’ before you – but be warned – any such ‘evidence’ is nothing more than an elaborate hoax, fabricated to deceive and mislead you.
Do not be deceived! Don’t just accept their explanations as truth – objectively evaluate it for yourself. Remember, effective deception makes perfect sense and is easily believable to the one being deceived.
- How did the Aliens/CERN/Cosmos (or whatever else they come up with) discern the genuine Christians from the rest of humanity?
- Did they prove their omniscience (infinite knowledge) to you by prophesying this event 2,000 years ago in their self-declared written Word?
- Have they also validated their existence, authority and power to you through prophesied then fulfilled supernatural acts before your very eyes?
Successful deception is always elaborately devised and convincingly delivered. Those who fail to objectively evaluate it for themselves, but choose to accept it as truth due to the worldly authority and conviction with which it’s presented, are by definition naive.
“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)
BEWARE: Any and all explanations that contradict the Word of God explained on this site are nothing more than cleverly formulated lies, designed to deceive you away from the truth of God. We have provided you with biblical references for every claim on this site so that you may know that they do not come from us, but from God Himself (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
“...for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (of God).” (2 Peter 1:21)
Religious Leaders will denounce the Rapture: You will also hear from prominent religious leaders denouncing this event as the rapture of the Church because they, and many other church goers, are still here. They will misinterpret or quote scripture out of context in an attempt to validate their claims, but do not believe them.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits...” (Matthew 7:15-20)
All the genuine fruit bearing Christians have now been raptured, so the only people on the planet you can trust at the moment are the 144,000 sealed servants of God. Now be forewarned, you can expect that many will mock and ridicule the mere suggestion that God is responsible for this disappearance.
“knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts” (2 Peter 3:3)
But do not be shaken by their foolish ignorance, the eternal destiny of your soul is far too important to allow the arrogance of others to steal from you. You now hold the knowledge of the truth of God and His Word that can save your soul, if you choose to accept it.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh [the ways of the world] will of the flesh reap corruption [eternal destruction], but he who sows to the Spirit [of God] will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Galatians 6:7-8)
Jesus actually instructs you to rejoice in such circumstances:
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:11-12)
There is only one way to be saved from the eternal punishment for your sins and to ensure your place in heaven - by acceptance and belief in Jesus Christ alone as your Lord and Saviour.
“I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no savior.” (Isaiah 43:11)
There are no pre-requisites or pre-conditions to salvation. No nothing. God offers you eternal life today and He wants you to come to Him exactly as you are right now, regardless of any sins that may be present in your life at the moment. But in order to do this you must first clearly understand exactly what it is that you are doing and why.
The Problem – Why do I need to be saved?
Sin entered the world through the disobedience of Adam & Eve (1 Corinthians 15:21-22). Since that time we have all been infected with sin (Romans 3:23). We are born with sin (Psalms 51:5), and we all personally choose to sin (Ecclesiastes 7:20; 1 John 1:8). Sin is what makes us unsaved. Sin is what separates us from God, and sin is what has us on the path to eternal destruction.
The Consequences – What am I being saved from?
Because of our sin, we all deserve death (Romans 6:23). While the physical consequence of sin is physical death, that is not the only kind of death that results from sin. All sin is ultimately committed against an eternal and infinite God (Psalms 51:4). Because of that, the just penalty for our sin is also eternal and infinite. What we need to be saved from is the punishment of eternal and infinite physical and mental suffering, torment and separation from God in Hell. (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:15).
The Solution – How did God provide salvation?
Because the just penalty for sin is infinite and eternal, only an infinite and eternal payment would be acceptable to a righteous God. So God sent His infinite and eternal Son Jesus Christ to make atonement for sin on behalf of all mankind (1 John 2:2). Jesus took on human flesh, living a sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21) among us, and teaching us the way to salvation.
When the people rejected Jesus and His message, seeking to kill Him, He willingly sacrificed Himself for us, allowing Himself to be crucified (John 10:15). Because Jesus Christ was fully human, He could die; and because He was (and is) also fully God (John 10:30; John 14:10), therefore His death had an eternal and infinite value.
Jesus’ death on the cross was the complete and perfect payment for our sin. He took the consequences we deserved (1 Peter 2:24). When God resurrected Jesus from the dead it proved that He had overcome death, demonstrating that this act was both acceptable to God and the perfectly sufficient sacrifice for sin.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
The Response – What do I need to do?
Jesus has already done everything for you. You don’t need to “do” anything else – No, nothing. Do I need to be water baptised? No. Give donations? No. Do good deeds? No. Do I need to... (insert anything else you want here) - the answer is still No. Nothing.
You need only to receive, by faith, the salvation God offers you as a free gift (Ephesians 2:8-9).
"That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10)
“Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus” means declaring your knowledge of exactly who Jesus is, which includes: His coming, His death and resurrection, and why He came and died – for the salvation of mankind. Confessing this truth today and every day, to any and all who seek it.
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33)
“Believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead” means you believe that Jesus came into the world, died, then rose again to make atonement for the sins of all – for the salvation of mankind. To “believe in your heart” means your belief is genuine and sincere, being evidenced by your changed life and your bearing of the fruit of the Spirit (Colossians 1:10).
“For with the heart one believes unto righteousness” means when your belief is genuine it is evidenced by your changed life. You no longer seek to be self-pleasing but God-pleasing which is only possible through obedience to His Word (John 14:15; John 14:21; Romans 8:5-8). You will seek to act righteously in all things, just as Jesus is righteous.
“with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” means the confession of your genuine belief in Jesus; which results in your salvation by faith in Christ, whom God raised from the dead.
This salvation confession is usually done through praying a sinner’s prayer, which is your expression of acknowledgment to God that you are a sinner, that you understand your need for salvation and that you believe the only way to be saved is through faith in Jesus Christ alone. This is often referred to as the ABC’s of Salvation: Acknowledge – Believe – Confess.
“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
There are no specific words that are required to be said, but rather sincerity is the focus. An example of the sinner’s prayer would be:
"Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and have done wrong in my life. Please forgive me for my sins. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin and that I cannot save myself. By faith I gratefully receive your gift of salvation and am ready to trust in Your Son Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour.
I believe that His death and resurrection bore my sins and has given me the gift of eternal life. I trust in you Jesus and you alone as my personal Saviour and invite you to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward.
Thank you Dear Lord, for forgiving me and saving me. Amen."
Once you’ve sincerely prayed this prayer and seek with all your heart to be God honouring through obedience to His Word, then your salvation is assured. Jesus said:
“If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32)
The moment that you believe in your heart and have accepted Christ, you are saved – regardless of your past quantity or severity of sins. In that same moment God infills you with His own Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13) and you are accepted into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-14), adopted as a child of God into His family of believers (Ephesians 2:19).
In the next section we will discuss how you can be assured that you have truly been saved and also what God promises to do for you once you have accepted His Son Jesus Christ.